Our Thanksgiving Tablescape – 2015

How to se the perfect thanksgiving tablescape

Hi everyone!  I am back today to share this year’s Thanksgiving tablescape.  Thanksgiving is such a special holiday in that we are truly just celebrating being Thankful.  I am recently coming to the realization that in order to celebrate each holiday (especially one about being thankful:) that I don’t have to go crazy with decorating to make it more special.

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouse

This year’s table is definitely much simpler than last years.  I really love beautiful tablecloths and linens but this year I decided to keep our farm table bare with no tablecloth.  I wanted to appreciate the beautiful farm table that Jason refinished for me.  And something about Thanksgiving just screams huge farm table, doesn’t it?

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouse

I centered our table with a simple glass hurricane and surrounded it with pine cones.  I dusted a few with white spray paint but left the rest natural.  I love the texture they bring to the table.  Plus they are free!

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I set the table with white china and clear glassware that have been handed down to me from family members.  Using heirloom pieces is such a sweet way to remember and be more thankful for the people I love and care about.

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouseOur turkey platter was my great great grandmothers, the white china was my parents wedding china and the glass pitchers were Jason’s grandmothers.  Using these pieces always makes me stop and think about all the meals that have been shared with my dishes.  How cool is that? 🙂  I can’t help but stop and smile!

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouse

Although I did not add at tablecloth I did add cloth napkins with my favorite green glass napkin rings.  I used simple shipping tags (shipping tags found on Amazon) as place cards with my hope that people will write what they are thankful for on the back and add them to our Thankful tree over the dining room fireplace.

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouse, fireplaceI think it’s so important (especially with kids) to have them stop and think about things they can be thankful for.  A Thankful tree is a great way to do this.  There are many different versions of Thankful trees you can find on Pinterest.  For our Thankful tree I collected branches from our yard and simply placed them in a vase with a few Christmas balls and shipping tags hung on it.  Simple and beautiful.

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Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouseI made small velvet acorns and placed them on everyone’s bread bowl as a little thank you for my family members.   I also added a few velvet pumpkins to the table.

Thanksgiving tablescape, white dishes, farm table, clear glass, green napkin rings, farmhouse

How are you spending Thanksgiving?  Are you keeping your fall decorating simple as well?

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26 thoughts on “Our Thanksgiving Tablescape – 2015

  1. I really like the idea of ‘simple elegance’. Especially at Thanksgiving, it reminds us of the things to be remembered, appreciated and cherished (your family pieces on your table do this). The table itself is wonderful; the love, work, and caring that went into the refinishing (I’d never cover that up). Also, the idea of place cards to be added to the tree; what a ‘year -to-year’ keepsake. Love the whole idea; it’s so beautiful.

    1. Hi Carol! Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my Thanksgiving table. I am really trying hard to make Thanksgiving simple but still very meaningful this year. Have a happy Thanksgiving and take care, Tara

  2. That is such a gorgeous table Tara. The pine is so warm and rustic. I especially appreciate how you have all of your family’s heirloom pieces that you get to use every year and think of the previous generations. I really like the way you have decorated very simple with little touches here and there. The idea of the Thanking tree is excellent. In this way you can all share in tradition, which is really important for kids. Enjoy your Thanksgiving in this lovely room.

  3. So lovely! Seasonal but not busy. Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday as there is no emphasis on gifts – just the chance to cook for those you love and remember all the blessings in your life. I also use white dinnerware for the table but I’m going to go out and spray a few pine cones right now!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Kim! I agree that Thanksgiving is such a special holiday simply for the fact that there are no gifts exchanged and that it forces us to stop and just be thankful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take care, Tara

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